Installing the Murphy bed:
I haven't finished the legs yet.
(See that sweet foam window frame in the back?)
Leaky gate valve: perfect knob to release the Murphy bed from it's lifted position.
Can't see it, but I used normal door hardware for the catch and latch.
Front corner pivot point.
I still need to build the front legs and install mounts for the straps which will hold the mattress in place when the bed is up. I'll probably go with cam straps like these: